police brutality

Keith Lamont Scott: Protests erupt over police killing

A US police officer has shot a black man at a housing complex in Charlotte, authorities in North Carolina say, prompting street protests late into the night. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) said on Twitter on Tuesday that demonstrators were destroying marked police vehicles and that approximately 12 officers had[…]

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IPID must tackled claims of police brutality: WC Ombudsman

The Western Cape Police Ombudsman has confirmed that his office will be looking into possible policing inefficiencies during last week’s #FeesMustFall protests. The investigation is based on a request from Western Cape MEC for Community Safety, Dan Plato and is specifically centred on issues that preceded clashes between police and[…]

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Police brutality concerns parliament

The assault of a Cape Town grandmother, allegedly by police, is unfortunate and unacceptable, Parliament’s police portfolio committee said on Thursday. “Incidents like this go against every code of policing and [are] tantamount to violation of human rights. Arrests need to be conducted in a manner respectful of one’s dignity,”[…]

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